SOURCE: Tufin Technologies

May 06, 2008 09:33 ET

Tufin Technologies Launches SecureChange™ Workflow, New Security Policy Change Automation Solution

New Breakthrough Solution Brings Proactive Security Management Capabilities to the Entire Change Life Cycle

RAMAT GAN, ISRAEL--(Marketwire - May 6, 2008) - Tufin Technologies, the leading provider of Security Lifecycle Management solutions, today announced the release of SecureChange™ Workflow. The pioneering new product enables companies to automate security change management, risk analysis and business continuity in a multi-vendor environment. With SecureChange Workflow, IT managers can proactively enforce security policies while increasing operational efficiency.

SecureChange Workflow, a companion product to SecureTrack™, the company's leading firewall operations management product, is the first solution that actively manages the entire life cycle of a security policy change request, from submission through risk analysis, approval, implementation and auditing, making it ideal for large organizations managing multiple network devices such as firewalls.

Working side by side with existing IT assets, SecureChange Workflow delivers the benefits of IT automation to security operations. The product enforces security policy throughout the organization and provides comprehensive risk analysis to prevent potential threats. All changes are checked for compliance with configurable corporate security directives as well as industry best practices and regulatory requirements, maintaining a complete audit trail throughout the process.

"Prior to SecureChange Workflow, there has not been a change management solution designed specifically for security policy changes. Most organizations improvise their own web forms and emailing procedures, others use standard change request management systems, which do not provide any risk analysis capabilities and cannot integrate with firewall deployments. Many others have no system at all -- leaving organizations wide-open for security breaches, downtime due to firewall misconfiguration and unsatisfied end users," said Ruvi Kitov, CEO of Tufin Technologies. "SecureChange Workflow, developed in direct response to enterprise customers' demand, automates the security change process, ensuring that every stakeholder has the tools and information they need to make the right decisions before and after putting security policy changes into effect."

SecureChange Workflow Key Features

--  Security change automation: Automatic processing of security change
    requests to simplify the user experience while making network
    administrators more effective.
--  Proactive risk analysis: Comprehensive risk analyses to identify
    potential security risks and ensure compliance with organizational security
    standards.
--  Change verification: Automatic verification of implemented changes
    versus planned changes closes the gap between the approval processes and
    change implementation.
--  Separation of duties: Support for multiple roles within the security
    change process to meet the most demanding business and regulatory
    standards.
--  Pre-defined business process templates: Out-of-the box templates for
    the most frequently-requested changes.
--  Customizable change-templates: Templates and workflows can be
    customized easily to meet the specific requirements of every organization.
    

"To comply with increasingly stringent government and industry standards, organizations are demanding new levels of accuracy, accountability and transparency," said Dan Yachin, Research Director, IDC EMEA Emerging Technologies. "As such, Security Lifecycle Management is high on the sights of the Enterprise market space and IDC sees an accelerated demand for solutions in this space that combine change management, risk and business continuity management along with enterprise helpdesk products integration."

Product Benefits to Large Organizations

--  Increased network security
--  Enforcement of corporate security policy including separation of
    duties
--  Increased operational efficiency
--  IT automation
--  Compliance with industry and regulatory standards
--  Automatic change control
--  Proactive risk management
--  Improved IT governance
    

"As organizations grow and network and security infrastructure becomes more and more complex, managing changes to security policies becomes a major task that involves lengthy and tedious manual processes," said Chris Clements, Security Architect for Flat Earth Networking, a leading Tufin reseller in the United States. "In that regard, we've been hearing strong demands for this type of product over the last two years and are very excited to see Tufin delivering such an innovative solution. We foresee demand for this solution ramping strongly in the next 18 months."

Pricing and Availability

Available in mid-June 2008, pricing of SecureChange Workflow will start at $20,000.

About Tufin

Tufin Technologies is the leading provider of Security Lifecycle Management solutions that enable large organizations to enhance security, ensure business continuity and increase operational efficiency. Tufin's products SecureTrack™ and SecureChange™ Workflow help security operations teams to manage change, minimize risks and dramatically reduce manual, repetitive tasks through automation. With a combination of accuracy and simplicity, Tufin empowers security officers to perform reliable audits and demonstrate compliance with corporate and government standards. Founded in 2003 by leading firewall and business systems experts, Tufin now serves over 150 customers around the world, including leading financial institutions, pharmaceutical companies and telecom service providers. For more information visit www.tufin.com.

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